News headlines for “World Hunger and Poverty”, page 4

  1. Paprika — Spicing Up Malawi’s Economy

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    As she sits down to watch the 8pm news on TV, Mercy Kamphoni from Chamtulo Village in Malawi’s Mangochi lake district looks elated. She still cannot believe that she is the new proud owner of a television set, refrigerator and radio.

  2. Biomass Plantations Can Power India

    Monday, May 28, 2012

    A group of women working in a tree-shaded nursery in this arid part of southern Tamil Nadu state is helping to manage India’s very first biomass energy plantation.

  3. Forests Dying in South Sudan Violence

    Friday, May 25, 2012

    South Sudan is losing its forests. And with no unified policy to deal with the situation the government is at odds, with one ministry saying that the loss of forests is a necessity for farming and another warning of the dire environmental consequences if this continues unchecked.

  4. Renaissance Rice Rises From the Debris

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    This April, a small rice paddy field in Minami Sanriku, destroyed by the massive earthquake and tsunami last year in Japan, provided one of its most fertile yields yet - bringing hope and joy to the devastated local community.

  5. G8 Report Offers Worrying Look at Aid Accountability

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Observers here on Tuesday lauded the newly released Group of Eight (G8) Camp David Accountability Report as a noteworthy step towards transparency and accountability, but warned that the data included suggest a looming shortfall in international agriculture-related foreign aid.

  6. Nothing to Show for Hard Work but Burnt Fields of Maize

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Gertrude Mkoloi earns a living harvesting maize on a small piece of land in rural Zimbabwe. Or at least she used to.

  7. While Men Go Drinking, Women Go Fishing

    Monday, May 21, 2012

    Climate change may have led to declining water levels in Genda Village in Zambia’s Eastern Province, but Mercy Mwanza and the women here discovered there was a positive side to it and found a new way to earn a living.

  8. Jakarta Poaches on Farmland Waters

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    The 18,000 litres of clean water that Jakarta consumes per second are expected to hit 26,000 litres by 2015. The solution? A 54-km stretch of toll road cut through prime paddy land to access the water resources of this salubrious hill district.

  9. Jakarta Poaches on Farmland Waters

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    The 18,000 litres of clean water that Jakarta consumes per second are expected to hit 26,000 litres by 2015. The solution? A 54-km stretch of toll road cut through prime paddy land to access the water resources of this salubrious hill district.

  10. G8 Turns to Private Sector for Food Crisis Solutions

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    On the eve of the Group of Eight (G8) summit near Washington, President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a major new initiative aimed at shoring up food security and combating global hunger.

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